Nonprofit Spotlight: Young Professionals in the Library

by | Nov 6, 2019

recent study shows that 53% of millennials have used a public library in the previous 12 months. This result isn’t surprising given all the benefits available. For example, the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) offers:

FREE classes (yoga, art, cooking, computer training…)

– FREE services (résumé assistance, 3D printers, laser cutters, recording studios, sewing machines, telescopes, computers, meeting space…)

– FREE programs (author talks, How-To Festival, concerts, meet your elected officials events…)

If you are an avid library patron (or are interested in learning more about LFPL) and would like to help create a new young professionals’ group supporting the library, the Louisville Library Foundation wants to hear from you. A steering committee is now being formed to develop a group that will organize and participate in community/business events, encourage adult reading, support youth literacy programs, assist with fundraising, and more.  Please contact Lynn Huffman (one of YPAL’s founders) at 502.574.1642 or by the end of November.

Also, be sure to register for:

– Books & Brews 502 – a FREE adult winter reading program that awards prizes for reading books and attending events (runs Dec 1-Feb 29) (registration opening soon at

– Women of Color in Kentucky Politics (Tues, Nov 19, 6:30pm, Main Library, 301 York St, FREE) – Rep Attica Scott and Rep Nima Kulkarni will discuss their paths to politics and hurdles women & people of color face in society. Call 502.574.1623 to register.

– Yule Ball (Sat, Dec 7, 6-10pm, Main Library, 301 York St, FREE) – a family-friendly event (with an adults-only section serving Against the Grain beer) for Harry Potter lovers. Crafts, games, dancing, trivia, costumes, and more!

The Nonprofit Spotlight Blog Series is sponsored by Norton Healthcare. Thank you Norton!

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